What are the important events that happened on November 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 28 is the 333rd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 33 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 15, 2016 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,671,520 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatriacontatrigon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 61 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,438 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 28 Historical Events

  • 1095
    On the last day of the Council of Clermont, Pope Urban II appoints Bishop Adhemar of Le Puy and Count Raymond IV of Toulouse to lead the First Crusade to the Holy Land.
  • 1582
    In Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway pay a £40 bond for their marriage license.
  • 1627
    The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth Navy has its greatest and last victory in the Battle of Oliva.
  • 1893
    Women vote in a national election for the first time: the New Zealand general election.
  • 1895
    The first American automobile race takes place over the 54 miles from Chicago’s Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois. Frank Duryea wins in approximately 10 hours.
  • 1905
    Irish nationalist Arthur Griffith founds Sinn Féin as a political party with the main aim of establishing a dual monarchy in Ireland.
  • 1925
    The Grand Ole Opry begins broadcasting in Nashville, Tennessee as WSM Barn Dance.
  • 1943
    World War II: Tehran Conference – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin meet in Tehran, Iran to discuss war strategy.
  • 1964
    Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 4 probe toward Mars.
  • 1987
    South African Airways Flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean, killing all 159 people on-board.

Who were born on November 28?

  • 1640
    Willem de Vlamingh, Flemish sea captain
  • 1876
    Bert Vogler, South African cricketer, Wisden COY 1908, (d. 1946)
  • 1896
    Dawn Powell, American writer (d. 1965)
  • 1912
    Morris Louis, American painter (d. 1962)
  • 1949
    Paul Shaffer, Canadian orchestra leader
  • 1961
    Martin Clunes, British actor
  • 1964
    Roy Tarpley, American basketball player
  • 1968
    Dawn Robinson, American singer (En Vogue)
  • 1977
    Gavin Rae, Scottish footballer
  • 1978
    Mehdi Nafti, Tunisian footballer

Who died on November 28?

  • 1794
    Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian army officer (b. 1730)
  • 1852
    Ludger Duvernay, French printer and newspaper publisher (b. 1799)
  • 1872
    Mary Fairfax Somerville, British scientific writer (b. 1780)
  • 1915
    Mubarak Al-Sabah “The Great”, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1896)
  • 1935
    Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist (b. 1877)
  • 1954
    Enrico Fermi, Italian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1901)
  • 1960
    Tsunenohana Kan'ichi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 31st Yokozuna (b. 1896)
  • 1976
    Rosalind Russell, American actress (b. 1907)
  • 1994
    Jerry Rubin, American activist (b. 1938)
  • 2000
    Liane Haid, Austrian actress (b. 1895)

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